May 26

Nightie = Flower

Posted by lori . 2 Comments

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Inspiration:

McCall’s Pattern #M6047 (This is the same pattern I used to make the rick rack flower and the zipper flower).

Supplies:

Silky Nightie

Scissors (I used a rotary cutter)

Felt

Needle

Thread

Button or beads for flower center

1.  Cut a 2-1/2″ diameter circle from the felt.

2.  Cut twenty-three (23) 3″ x 3″ squares of fabric.

3.  With wrong sides together, fold each square in half.  Press lightly.  Bring the side edges of the petals to the lower edge.  Press lightly.  The fabric I used was polyester.  I used a pressing cloth, so I wouldn’t melt the fabric.

4.  Baste the bottom raw edges together.  Gather and knot off to form a petal.

5.  Tack the petals on the edge of the felt circle, overlapping slightly.

6.  Apply a second and third row of petals.

7.  Sew or glue a button or beads to the center of the flower.  You now have a soft, pretty flower to add to an outfit or to an item in your home.


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2 Responses to " Nightie = Flower"

  • houndstooth4 says:

    I’m going to try to be good and resist asking why you’d cut up a good nightie like that!

    I do really like that flower! They should be paying you royalties at this point. You make all of those flowers look good and like something I could make!

    • lori says:

      No more flowers for a while. I just couldn’t resist the “May flowers” thing.

      My husband would probably ask the same question, but with all the crafts I’m making from night clothes, he shouldn’t have any complaints :).


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